Acer has launched a new convertible laptop in India, Aspire R13. The new laptop can transition itself into various notebook and tablet-style operation. The Aspire R 13 features Acer's unique Ezel Aero Hinge™ that allows the display to rotate into six different modes. It can also be used with the optional Acer Active Pen. The Aspire R 13 is designed for those who don't want to give up a traditional notebook design, but want more options and flexibility.
The Aspire R 13 Series was first unveiled at Acer's Global Press Conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The Aspire R 13 has won Laptop Mag's "Best of IFA 2014" award for "Best Hybrid".
Aspire R13 measures 17.95mm thick and weighs just over 1.5kg. The Notebook incorporates a Acer Ezel Aero hinge for flexibility. The 13.3-inch 1080p display comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and is affixed to this special hinge at the sides, which allows the screen to rotate 180-degrees so it can be used in six different ways.
Acer's patented dual-torque system hinge keeps the display stable and in place when touch navigation is used. It is attached to a forged U frame, which also helps to enhance stiffness while maintaining the notebook's slim design.
Aspire R 13 is powered by 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, has up to 512 GB of Solid State Drive with RAID-0 support and up to 8GB of memory. This Windows 8.1 convertible is also comes with Skype certification, which ensures webcam/video chats, conference calls, VoIP calls and voice commands.
It also includes Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice, a combination of hardware (dual-array mic) and software (voice recognition and audio processing). To keep the powerful Aspire R 13 running cool and quiet, it boasts of an advanced dual air-intake design for comfortable and noise-free computing. For all day computing, the Aspire R 13 can deliver up to 8 hours of battery life.
The Aspire R 13 is available in India from January 27 at select CROMA retail stores with a price starting at ₹83,999.